Headlines Each year there are around 4,000 births to Wakefield mums Fewer women in Wakefield are smoking in pregnancy (18.6% in 2015/16 compared to 23.9% in 2010/11); however Wakefield remains an outlier when compared to our neighbours and the national average (10.6% in 2015/16) More women in Wakefield are starting to breastfeed their baby (63.9% … Continue reading "Maternal behaviours"
Headlines Approximately 8.2% of 15 year olds in Wakefield are smokers (2014/15). 5.5% of 15 year olds are regular smokers (2014/15). 18.5% of 15 year olds use e-cigarettes (2014/15). The Population To be completed. The Burden Smoking has been identified as the main reason why poorer people die younger. Children who smoke become addicted to … Continue reading "Smoking in Children"
Wakefield district Public Health team have been using the Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire (HRBQ) every two years since 2009 as a way of collecting robust information about young people’s health and lifestyles. The most recent version of this survey was carried out during the Autumn term of the 2016/17 school year. This survey is an … Continue reading "Children’s Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire"